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The Band Perry postpone Delaware concert after violent threats

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The Band Perry postponed a Delaware concert over the holiday weekend. The country group originally planned to perform at the Americana Bayside Welcome Center in Selbyville on Sunday night, but wrote on their Twitter that the show was rescheduled “due to heightened security concerns.”

Since then, details have emerged about the cause for the postponement. According to Delaware State Police, two men made “alarming statements” to venue employees, leading to the subsequent decision to call off the show. One of those men, Dzmitry N. Papou, turned himself in to law enforcement Monday night, was charged with felony terroristic threatening, and was released on bail.

“While we are sad we don’t get to see you tonight, we love you and consider your wellbeing and security our top priority,” the band wrote on Twitter when the cancellation was announced shortly before the concert began. The rescheduled gig will now take place on August 17.


The Band Perry’s “Live Forever” was recently selected as Team USA’s official song for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.